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TECH 26 Apr 2019 | 5:23 AM

Facebook breached Canadian privacy laws, watchdogs say

Privacy watchdogs are accusing Facebook Inc of “serious contraventions” of Canadian law in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

TECH 01 Apr 2019 | 5:54 AM

Australia plans tougher social media laws for failing to thwart violent content

Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms be fined 10% of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to a new law proposed by the Australian government.

TECH 01 Mar 2019 | 4:47 AM

Google workers support proposed US laws to curb mandatory arbitration

Six Google employees on Feb 28 joined US lawmakers to support bills that would ban mandatory arbitration in employment and consumer contracts, as the workers seek to build on recent success in getting the Alphabet Inc company to drop some arbitration provisions.

TECH 18 Feb 2019 | 8:55 AM

Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ who spread fake news: British MPs

A scathing British parliamentary report on Feb 18 branded Facebook “digital gangsters” that knowingly violated data privacy and competition laws.

TECH 08 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

South Korean lawyers press govt for cryptocurrency laws, investor protection

South Korea's lawyers lobbied the government to quickly establish a legal framework to help develop the blockchain-based virtual currency industry and protect investors.

TECH 04 Jul 2018 | 7:56 AM

Uber returns to Finland after change to transport laws

Uber Technologies Inc said it will relaunch its ride-hailing services in Finland following a year-long suspension, after a new transportation law came into effect this week.

TECH 16 Apr 2018 | 12:30 AM

Americans are texting more behind the wheel, ignoring new laws

If you’re driving right now, it’s far more likely you are reading this on your phone than you would have been a year ago.

TECH 06 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

How a driverless future threatens the iron laws of real estate

The link between property and transport has been perhaps the most durable in human history.

TECH 26 Sep 2017 | 11:57 AM

Russia threatens to shut Facebook over local data storage laws

Facebook Inc will by shut down in Russia next year if it fails to comply with requirements to store user data locally, according to the head of Russia’s state communications watchdog.